What is Asphalt Milling?

Asphalt Milling Contractor Grand Rapids, MI

Need to repair a section of pavement without resorting to total replacement? As an asphalt milling contractor in Greater Grand Rapids, MI, A-1 Asphalt Inc. can help you do exactly that. 

Asphalt milling is when we grind away the top layer of asphalt that's damaged. That way, we're able to pour a new layer of asphalt without increasing the height of pavement.

Here are some of the top benefits of our asphalt milling services.


Concerned about cost? Call A-1 Asphalt Inc. today to learn if asphalt milling is an option. Asphalt milling is much more affordable than demolition and repaving. It can also help extend the lifespan of your paved surface so you can save money in the long run. The last thing you want is for your asphalt parking lot or driveway to fail at the worst moment. Call us today to schedule asphalt pavement milling before summer is over.

Often, asphalt milling and resurfacing is the best choice if the sub-base is intact. If the sub-base isn't intact, asphalt milling will only be a temporary solution. It wouldn't be long before you'd see the cracks in the foundation reflected on the topmost layer. This is why we only recommend asphalt milling for pavement that's structurally sound.

No Issues with Drainage

You can only add so many asphalt overlays before the pavement is too high. When this happens, water isn't able to drain away from your parking lot, driveway, or road. Instead, it'll sit in the middle of your pavement and cause structural damage. Over time, water can seep into cracks and potholes to damage the foundation. Asphalt milling prevents this by removing the top layer of pavement.

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Our asphalt milling team is able to remove up to several inches of pavement. They'll then apply a fresh layer of asphalt to restore the look and function of your paved surface.

Can Fix Specific Areas

It costs much less to repair a specific area than to repave an entire asphalt parking lot. If you only have cracks or potholes in one area, call our asphalt milling company. Asphalt milling lets us repair a targeted area, leaving the rest of your pavement alone. We'll make sure the pavement we're working on is the right depth for drainage. That way, water flows away from your paved surface and doesn't pool in the middle.


Did you know asphalt is the most recycled material in the United States? In fact, asphalt is 100% recyclable. When we remove the top layer of pavement, we move the asphalt millings to a recycling facility. From there, the facility combines asphalt millings with virgin asphalt. We're then able to use this recycled asphalt for other projects.

Each year, Americans recycle 75 million tons of asphalt. Keeping asphalt out of our landfills helps out the environment in the long run.

Request a Quote for Asphalt Milling

We recommend that you don't wait too long before scheduling asphalt milling. Like most of our services, asphalt milling is best if done between late spring and early fall. Otherwise, the new asphalt layer won't set up right in temperatures below 50 degrees. The weather conditions also must be dry with little to no wind.

A-1 Asphalt Inc. is proud to serve Greater Grand Rapids as an asphalt milling contractor in Wayland, MI. To request a quote for any of our asphalt services, please call (800) 871-4401. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon to discuss the details of your next project.

This blog post has been updated.